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Canada Goose Parka “Whoah! Whoah! Hold up!” I explained while getting frazzled. “The Israeli Defense Forces don’t attack. They DEFEND everyone living in Israel threatened by the bad guys. They only attack if they are under attack. And ‘Zionism’ is not a dirty word. My middle name is Tziona. I don’t love the sound of it on the ears, but the meaning is positive. It means someone who loves Israel, but that certainly doesn’t make me a canada goose outlet reviews savage!” Canada Goose Parka

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